#21 Derek Graves

Class: JR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 180
Position: G
Hometown/ High School: Baton Rouge, La./Woodlawn

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Played shooting guard for head coach Elmo Fernandez at Woodlawn High School... Tallied 10.3 points and six rebounds per game during his senior year… Shot 38.6% from behind the three point line and 72% from the free throw line his senior year… Woodlawn had a record of 21-10 in his final season… Earned 2nd team All-District 5-5A honors… Named to the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Academic All-State Class 5A team… SGA Vice President of Woodlawn High School… Named to the honor roll every semester… Captain of the team his senior year… Received the coach’s award.


2014-15 Season: 
Appeared in 11 games... Tallied 14 points, six rebounds and three assists... Connected on four three-pointers in 13 attempts... Scored six points on two three-pointers versus Middle Georgia State on November 28... Scored a career-high eight points against Dillard on December 30.

2013-14 Season:
Played in 14 games in his debut campaign… Made a three pointer in both of Loyola’s contests against Jesuit rivals Spring Hill… Tallied 17 rebounds, 13 points, three assists, and three steals…Grabbed a career high six rebounds in Loyola’s contest against Dillard on November 30th.  

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Chemistry major… Son of Ezzie and Felicia Graves… Born on September 5, 1995… Mentor for incoming high school freshman as a senior… Favorite food is catfish and least favorite is peanuts… Best book he has ever read is Tears of a Tiger… Most influential person in his life is his mom… Plays basketball and listens to music to relax… Kobe Bryant is his favorite basketball player… First car was a Ford Taurus… Happiest day of his life is the day he graduated from high school.



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